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After a long day at work, there’s nothing quite like a soothing shower to wash away the strain. Dial up the stress-busting by finding an expert power shower installer you can trust.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 11/11/2018

Derek turned up on time to give me a quote and on the day he carried out the job. I asked him to do a couple of extra plumbing jobs for me and he was happy to oblige. I would recommend Derek to anyone without hesitation.

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Reviewed by Colin on 30/10/2018

Martin was quick to respond to our job posting, and efficient in getting the job done. Nice guy, reasonable charge and even fixed another leak we had that was additional to the initial job.

with over 25 years experience we deliver a first class service however small or large the job is

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Reviewed by Nawar on 11/11/2018

He turn up on time and did a quick and a professional job. Many thanks for your efforts with us.

D.S plumbing & building specialists have more than 25 years experience in providing a fast friendly & reliable service, from full plumbing & heating to internal building renovations, fitted kitchens and new bathroom suites to a leak or dripping tap

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Reviewed by Jacqueline on 11/11/2018

Dean was easy to get hold off by mobile. He explained exactly what he was going to do. Dean arrived on time, and he is a clean worker. No hidden costs. A very nice man. Thank you Dean! Jackie

Qualified and experienced electrician offering free estimates, no minimum fee and no call out charge. Based in Glasgow and delivering excellent customer service throughout central Scotland in electrical installation, repair fault finding and modernisation. Fully insured. Disclosure Scotland. All work undertaken.

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Reviewed by Jack on 30/8/2018

Great job

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Reviewed by Anouk on 11/11/2018

Quick and effiencent. Great job. I would recommend.

JCEM PROPERTY CARE LTD SPECIALISTS IN ELECTRIC HEATING TO ALL MANUFACTURES, AND ALL GENERAL PLUMBING INSTALLATION AND REPAIR WORK,INSURANCE WORK UNDERTAKEN GUARANTEED 1 HR RESPONSE WITHIN 50 MILE RADIUS,QUALITY & INSURED,ALL DIAGNOSTIC WORK IS CHARGABLE

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Reviewed by caroline on 11/11/2018

I am in communication with the plumber and it appears at the moment we may be able to resolve the situation, which would be good. I've increased the rating as I am hopeful the outcome will be positive. I will re-rate again, hopefully even more positively, if the expected resolution happens.

BC plumbing services covering south London and Surrey. Jobs covered are from small jobs to full bathroom suites. Please feel free to check over 300 independent reviews.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 12/11/2018

Very pleased with the work, Ben made a very good job of installing my toilet on an uneven floor. Polite and helpful.

Roy's Gas and Plumbing Services is a 5 star rated company ,carries out plumbing and heating repairs, boiler installation, land lord certificates,repairs to Gas appliances , boiler and fire and cooker services, Gas safety checks and all your plumbing needs

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Reviewed by norman on 14/10/2018

Excellent service, clean, pleasant, thorough and a good competitive price.

I am focused high-quality service, friendly, competitive family business and customer satisfaction with over 25 years experience. I also have a Chaucer Insurance with a public and product liability limit of million pounds.

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Reviewed by Rijul on 9/11/2018

Good job, friendly guy, was done pretty quickly. and came same day. Price started very high at first but we got there in the end

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Power Showers and Pump specialists - what you need to know

Power showers are a great relaxation feature for your bathroom, and are surprisingly efficient too. They’re also flexible – so you can install a new unit in an existing shower enclosure or simply over your bath.

Besides the indulgent pulsating effect, power showers have a number of benefits – including greater control over pressure and temperature, improved reliability, and (from some particularly economic models) reduced water consumption. And here’s some more good news – they’re also fairly straightforward to install. That means minimal mess and fuss for you (and the professional you choose to work with).

How you install your power shower will depend on what type of unit you’ve selected. “Power showers” by definition all use a motorised pump. But your shower can be water-based (running directly off the mains supply, assisted by a pump), an electric system or a mixed system. To find the right system for your central heating setup, it’s usually best to consult a qualified plumber or bathroom installation specialist.

When you’ve found the right power shower, installation is straightforward – for a professional who knows what they’re doing, at least. The process involves turning the electricity and water off, positioning and fixing the shower unit, and connecting the electrical components to the mains power (typically you’ll need to create a new circuit for building regulation compliance). After reattaching the shower to the water supply, you’ll then be ready to power up and sample your new bathroom bliss.

Cost of power shower installation

With any job that involves leaking water and/or electricity, it’s best to seek the help of a qualified and experienced professional.

The price you’ll pay to have a power shower installed will depend on the exact nature of your job. Installing a brand-new power shower from scratch is likely to cost around £500. Replacing an existing shower will bring the price down, as pipes and electrical circuits can possibly be reused. Swapping out a shower may only cost between £150-£300.

How to install a power shower

While every job is unique, installing a power shower usually follows the same five-step process.

  1. First things first – the electricity gets turned off. Your tradesperson can then position and fix the shower unit to the desired location on your wall, marking the points for copper pipes and electrical cables.
  2. The second step is another safety-conscious one. When connecting the power supply, they’ll bury the electrical cables into the wall – in the middle of the shower unit, either vertically or horizontally (depending on the direction they need to go). As we’ve mentioned, your professional will probably recommend creating a dedicated circuit for the shower, unless one already exists.
  3. Next, they’ll drill any necessary holes required to connect the water supply. After that, they’ll turn the mains water supply stopcock off and run the cold water tap dry, before connecting a copper pipe to the rising main.
  4. Now it’s time to reconnect the remaining pipework for your shower. When it comes to that copper pipe, it’s a good idea to install a stop valve so you can quickly turn off the water to make repairs in the future.
  5. Finally, check there are no leaks. And provided everything is working as expected, you’re all set to enjoy your new power shower.

Can you install a power shower with a combi boiler?

In short, the answer is no – sadly you can’t. Combi boilers won’t work with a power shower because they heat the water as it flows through the system. And if the water is pumped through the boiler faster, it doesn’t have time to heat up the flow.

At its most basic, all a power shower consists of is a pump to speed up the flow of water and a valve to control its temperature. That means power showers can be used with low-pressure hot and cold water or gravity-fed setups, but not combination boilers or high-pressure systems.

The qualifications your tradesperson needs

While installing a power shower is generally a simple job, your installer will need to be NICEIC registered (National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting) to work on the necessary electrical elements and sign the work off for building compliance.

While they won’t necessarily be touching the boiler or gas pipes, it’s certainly a bonus if they hold Gas Safe accreditation too. This isn’t mandatory when it comes to installing your power shower though – merely an additional benefit.

Finally, your tradesperson should be able to offer you evidence of their track record, including their experience and a number of customer references.

Insurance your tradesperson needs

Leaking water or faulty electrics are never a good mix. And even the most competent tradesperson can be thwarted by unforeseen plumbing or electrical issues. So, make sure your professional holds public liability insurance and you’ll have peace of mind that you’re protected against any accidental damage.

Questions you should ask your tradesperson

  • Are they NICEIC registered?
  • What type of power shower system will work most effectively in your home?
  • Can they supply and fit the shower?
  • Will they offer a warranty or guarantee on their work (and the shower, if they’re suppling it)?

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